§>auannalj S>tate (Eollegc #auannatj, Georgia ®ije (§m Huabnb-^lmttmti) (Hommznttmtnt Siux et llerttaa 3une Qtyitb •Nineteen Hunoreo and ^>euentg-2ftne g>euen p.ii. i>auannaij (dime Center Sweater ©rfcer nf JPrnceBBinn THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE GRADUATE FACULTY THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in- dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). ORDER OF EXERCISES ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist INVOCATION The Reverend Willie Gwyn, M.A. Pastor, Happy Home Baptist Church SELECTION: "See, The Conquering Hero Comes" Georg F. Handel Savannah State College Concert Choir James Thompson, Conductor Jerome Glover, Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D., Acting President COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Benjamin L. Hooks, J.D. Executive Director, NAACP SELECTION: "Hold On" Jester Hairston Savannah State College Mens Glee Club PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Charles Wade, Ed.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs Division of Business Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. Division of Technical Sciences Lester B. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall Assisted by Charles Wade PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE GRADUATE DEGREES James A. Eaton, Ed.D. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Armstrong State College and Savannah State College CONFERRING OF JOINT GRADUATE DEGREES Henry L. Ashmore, Ed.D. President, Armstrong State College Clyde W. Hall ALUMNI INDUCTION Earl Brown, J.D. President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association Columbia, South Carolina PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven, M.S. Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander John Slaven PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Vera Sancte Spiritus" The Rev. Samuel Williams, M.Div. College Minister ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams College Minister SEVEN-FOLD AMEN **RECESSIONAL "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr., Organist *The audience is requested to remain seated. **The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. Saccalaureate Segree* (Honitttth DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Agada, Columbus C Nigeria Bascombe, Clifford British, West Indies James, Zelda M Savannah Lyles, Donella F Nuptune, N.J. McDougal, Gwin L Valdosta Murphy, Samuel Claxton Scott, Morris T. P Gainesville Speede, Wendy Arlene Bronx, N.Y. Verdree, Marsha A Savannah Whitfield, Carolyn Augusta Williams, Robert L Macon General Business Administration Adams, Williams W Savannah Allen, Ricky J Macon Brooker, Lenion Savannah Brown, Lee Ann Augusta Brown, Willie E Waycross Bryant, Dianne Savannah Bryant, Michael M Thomasville Butler, Debra Ruth Savannah Farley, Cheryl D Savannah Griggs, Valincenia Macon *Herrington, Henry W Savannah Holmes, Gloria A Savannah Jackson, Debra M Savannah Lee, Glenn Savannah Lundy, Michael J Sparta Mincey, John Edward Savannah Parish, Cheryl Ann Woodbine ♦Reynolds, Richard Picynne, Mississippi *Roberson, Ronald E Savannah Royal, Frettie Girard Stewart, Robert Augusta Williams, Beverly F Macon Williams, Margie Waynesboro Williams, Marion Macon Williams, Sylvia Swainsboro Wright, Amelia D Atlanta Management and Marketing Harper, Curtis E Guyton ♦Johnson, Patrick Savannah Wilson, Bobby Jeanne Savannah Office Administration Mobley, Barbara Maria Savannah Owens, Faye Alice Twin City Thomas, Bobby Jean Twin City Economics Scott, James Savannah Finance Williams, Deanie Savannah DIVISION OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Allen, Hazel Hartwell ♦Burns, Brenda Savannah Chestnut, Darlene Brunswick Ervin, Rosalind K Guyton Garvin, Donald T Ridgeland, S.C. Gerrard, Deborah Ann Savannah Hinkins, Patricia Ann Wadley Hodge, Jacqueline L Savannah Johnson, Elinor Young Savannah Marsh, Brenda C Savannah Morgan, Lavonia P Savannah Roberson, Gwendolyn R Savannah Smith, James Blakely Smith, Mary Ann Baxley Thomas, Marie Washington Savannah Whitaker, Carrie L Kingsland Williams, Dolly Ann Savannah SECONDARY EDUCATION Art Education Jackson, Mitchell Savannah Business Education Jenkins, Elizabeth -.:..•■ Savannah Pollard, Deborah Savannah Stewart, Dianne Girard Chemistry Education Holley, Luteunda Holmes Savannah Industrial Art Education Griffin, Emanuel L Savannah Jones, Mark Van Savannah Smith, Marvin A Sparta Trade and Industrial Education Garland, James A Savannah Mathematics Education Smalls, Audrey Savannah Physical Education Anderson, Joan Y Waynesboro Glass, Tracy J Suitland, Maryland Keeton, Ollie M Tampa, Florida Kwawa, Leonard Ghana Rooks, Burnette Larry Brunswick Scott, Clarence St. Petersburg. Florida Singleton, Julius C Savannah Williams, Janner K Savannah Social Studies Education Larry, Geraldine R Savannah Toson, Joan Ford Jankin DIVISION OF HUMANITIES English Language and Literature Ladson, Stephanie D Savannah Morant, Louis Georgetown, South Carolina Reddick, Sandra L Savannah Ruff, Julia LaVerne Savannah DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Banks, Louis L LaGrange Burke, Lurene D Waynesboro *Minor, Gregory K Ft. Benning *Patterson, Roosevelt Louisville Salami, Sule A Nigeria Williams, Jennie L Savannah Chemistry Chisholm, Ada Louise Savannah Corey, Juliandre M Savannah Jackson, Bernard Macon Lowman, Freddie Savannah Philbrick, Dorsey Summerville Mathematics Anderson, Ervin D Dublin Butler, Pamela Savannah Campbell, Sylathia D Savannah Kharanmandi, Lilla A Iran Williams, Cash A Savannah DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Criminal Justice Bennett, Wayne Jacksonville, Fla. Brock, Newton Thompson Macon Calhoun, Marshall L Elberton Johnson, Tanya E Waycross Sanders, Yvonne F Atlanta Shaw, Larry C Tifton Sherman, Kathy Sharon Savannah Simmons, Charles D Barnesville Small, Fannie L Savannah Stevens, Joe N Riceboro Stevens, John Midway Wiley, Lance Savannah History Wright, Sarah Virginia Bluffton Political Science Burgman, Cathy Geniece Valdosta Home, Jurell McRae Royal, Elsie Girard Social Work Ingersoll, Nancy L Columbus LaVant, Edna Savannah Sampson, Alethia Savannah Sims, Pearletta Atlanta White, Salathia A Savannah Sociology Blake, Brenda Rincon Little, Phyllis Loretta Athens West, Peggy Savannah DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Civil Engineering Technology Amijari, Khosrow Iran Cummings, Benny Thompson Funnye, Ray Charles Georgetown, S.C. Ghafourian, Medhi Iran Gholamli, Akvan Iran Semsar, Mehdi Iran Strowbridge, Edward Savannah Electronics Engineering Technology Amiri, Mohammad Jafar Iran Dehbororigi, Nezam Iran Duncan, Aldean Macon Farahmand, Morteza Iran Gholampoor, Behnam Iran Goodwine, George Savannah Graham, Otha L Vidalia Hagins, Sylvester R Savannah McBride, Johnathan Savannah Pittman, Rocky B Blakely Tahanha, Jalai Iran Thomas, Eric Jones Savannah Tomecek, Miloslav Savannah Mechanical Engineering Technology Haywood, John W Savannah Dietetics and Institutional Management Jenkins, Cheryl Evon Savannah Robinson, Cheryl Ann Savannah Textiles and Clothing Cutter, Marcia A Savannah Knox, Orris L Atlanta Relaford, Millicent D Savannah Williams, Minnie Mae Atlanta *In absentia NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE Candidates For the Master of Education and The Master of Business Administration Degrees June 3, 1979 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Charles Estes Frost, Jr B.S. Military Academy, West Point 1972 Karen M. Kinsaul B.S. Armstrong State College 1975 J. Bruce Launey B.S. University of Southwestern Louisiana 1968 Charles Edward Lea B.S. Mississippi College 1971 Hugh A. Loyd B.B.A. Armstrong State College 1973 Charles Eugene Seyle B.S. University of Georgia 1967 Lester H. Wilson B.S. Armstrong State College 1968 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Eleanor Sue B. Mock B.S. Georgia Southern College Robert Lynch Ray B.S. La Verne College 1965 1975 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Virginia Smith Huber B.S. Armstrong State College Sandra Anne Jackson B.S. Atlantic Christian College Mary M. Allen Lockhart B.S. Savannah State College Carolyn Bradley Matheny B.S. Memphis State University JoAnna D. Munroe B.S. University of Akron Rebecca O'Neal B.S. Savannah State College Melba McAllister Priestley B.S. Georgia Southern College Gale L. Silcox ' B.S. Troy State University Karen Jennings Sinclair B.S. Georgia Southern College Peggy Ginn Tuten B.S. Winthrop College Henry L. Walker, Jr B.S. Morehouse College Gloria Ellen Weiner B.A. New York University 1969 1967 1976 1971 1967 1976 1953 1973 1971 1949 1969 1963 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN-BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Eleanore L. Count B.A. Mary Mount of Virginia 1974 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN-BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Margot Magdelene Novikoff B.S. Mary Ann Pickard B.S. Kathryn F. Yocco B.S. Martha Tison Youngblood B.S. Central State University Hampton Institute Savannah State College Armstrong State College 1967 1963 1974 1972 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Cheryl Russell Adamson B.S. Linda Pelli Harper B.S. Pearson, Margaret A. Roberts B.S. Sharon S. Tenenbaum B.S. Loretta Yvonne Whitney B.S. West Georgia College Georgia Southern College Savannah State College Armstrong State College Savannah State College 1966 1966 1975 1976 1977 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION Jessica Elizabeth Harris B.S. Parvaneh Maleki Dehbozorgi B.S. Armstrong State College Pahlavi University 1974 1977 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY EDUCATION Ginger R. Bryan B.S. Shirley Oliver Donaldson B.S. Marian Bartak Malac B.A. Robert Spahn B.S. Jan Zak B.A. Armstrong State College University of Georgia Duke University University of North Alabama Armstrong State College 1977 1969 1952 1964 1976 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Vicki Gene Norwich B.S. Middle Tennessee State University 1974 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE EDUCATION James Bernard Rosser B.S. Florida A & M University 1970 SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HONOR GRADUATES JUNE 3, 1979 SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 to 4.000) Thomas Eric Jones MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) Gwin L. McDougal Burnette L. Rooks Sule A. Salami Wendy A. Speede Marsha A. Verdree CUM LAUDE (3.00 to 3.399) William W. Adams Elinor Y. Johnson Khosrow Amyari Lilla A. Kharanmandi Wayne Bennett Edna M. Lavant Brenda J. Burns Sandra L. Reddick Gerald Crawford Joseph L. Rogers Rosalind K. Ervin Frettie Royal Morteza Farahmand Clarence Scott James Garland Audrey D. Smalls Behnam Gholampoor Marvin A. Smith Valincenia Griggs Mary Ann Smith John W. Haywood John A. Stevens Mitchell Jackson Carolyn Whitfield Zelda M. James Cash A. Williams MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Sandra LaVerne Reddick Sule A. Salami Burnette L. Rooks Wendy Aclene Speede James E. Smith MEMBERS OF BETTA KAPPA CHI NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY Sule A. Salami MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI HONOR SOCIETY Mitchell Jackson Audrey Smalls Leonard Kwawa Mary A. Smith Rebecca O'Neal Joan Ford Toson Joseph Leroy Rogers Kathryn F. Yocco Burnette Larry Rooks Loretta Yvonne Whitney MEMBERS OF PI GAMMA MU NATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCES HONOR SOCIETY Newton T. Brock Edna Melissa Lavant Yvonne F. Sanders MEMBERS OF SIGMA TAU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY Sandra L. Reddick SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where theflow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1979 Summer School June 12 - August 15 1979 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 17 Upperclassmen, September 21 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.